Rakesh Asthana (File Photo)

Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as DG, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

New Delhi : A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). An official notification said that the Appointments Committee […]

CBI Director Alok Verma (Left) and Special Director Rakesh Asthana (Right)

Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana were fighting like Kilkenny cats, Centre tells SC

New Delhi (4 Min Read) : The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it had to intervene in the fight between top CBI officers – Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana – as they were fighting like Kilkenny cats. The Centre intervened to restore the credibility and integrity of the premier investigating […]

CBI Director Alok Verma (File Photo)

Alok Verma can inspect Asthana’s case file in CVC office: HC

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma and Joint Director A.K. Sharma to inspect the file related to case against Special Director Rakesh Asthana in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)’s office. Justice Najmi Waziri allowed the CBI Director’s plea after Verma’s counsel told the […]

Rakesh Asthana (File Photo)

HC extends interim order on ‘status quo’ in Rakesh Asthana case

New Delhi :  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Central Bureau of Investigation Special Director Rakesh Asthana till November 28 and ordered to continue the status quo in the case till the next date of hearing. Meanwhile, CBI Joint Director A.K. Sharma’s counsel M.A. Niyazi told Justice […]

CBI Director Alok Verma (Left) and Special Director Rakesh Asthana (Right)

CBI’s No 1 and 2 blame each other before Chief Vigilance Commissioner

New Delhi :  CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy and Special Director Rakesh Asthana on Friday blamed each other for corruption while defending themselves as they deposed before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary. In an hour-long examination before the enquiry committee comprising Chowdary, retired Supreme Court judge A.K. Patnaik […]

Delhi High Court (File Photo)

CBI officer moves HC against Rakesh Asthana’s plea seeking FIR quashing

New Delhi : CBI Additional Superintendent of Police S.S. Gurm on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the agency’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana was misleading the court and urged it to dump Asthana’s plea seeking to quash the FIR against him (Asthana). “The applicant (Gurm) herein is extremely anguished at the misrepresentation of […]